The Florida Head Start Association works to create safe, healthy, nurturing learning environments for all children in Florida. We focus on the early years in children’s lives, schools, and communities. We provide resources and support for children’s first and most important teachers—their parents—and others who care for and teach them.

Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive child development programs for low-income children from birth to age five, as well as support and services for their families. Head Start programs primarily serve children aged three to five, while Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. The comprehensive services these programs offer include early education, health screenings, social and emotional health, nutrition, social services, and services for children with disabilities.

The Florida Head Start Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, a non-partisan association serving as a voice for Florida's most vulnerable children and families.

FHSA Fall Training Event & Annual Awards Luncheon

Registration for FHSA Fall Leadership Training and Annual Awards Luncheon is going on now. This event is being held in Daytona Beach at the Hard Rock Hotel on October 10-11, 2019. The Fall Training will offer two educational tracks. Attendees can select to attend the Program Governance Training or the Identifying, Assessing, and Managing Risk workshop. After training has commenced, we invite you to join us in recognizing leaders in the Head Start community at FHSA Annual Awards Luncheon. This year we will honor seven state/regional categories and four national categories.  Join us for two days of professional development and honoring Florida Head Start Rock Stars!

Deadline to register - September 20


FHSA accepting 2020 Call for Presentations through November 1, 2019

FHSA is seeking papers and posters for its 2020 Annual Conference & Expo. The conference will take place March 4-6, 2020 in Orlando, FL, at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando. Share your knowledge, expertise, and experience with Florida's Head Start community. We are seeking papers and posters that tie into this years' annual conference theme, "Head Start: Leaders in Quality & Inclusion."

Call for Papers, and Poster deadline - November 1